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peer_get_property(+Peer, ?Property, -Value)

Returns the properties of the peer Peer.
Peer name (atom).
Property name (atom or variable).
Value of property Property for Peer.


If Property is a variable, this predicate will enumerate on backtracking all the properties of peer Peer. If Property is instantiated to a valid property name, the value of the property for Peer is unified with Value.

Property is one of the following:

   type       peer type (remote or embed)
   language   peer language (e.g. "tcl" or "java")
   connect    connection information. Either:
                remote(LocalHost,PeerHost,TimeOut) or
   queues     current peer queues (list of stream ids)

'connect' returns the information on the connection for the peer. This information is mainly relevant only for remote peers, but is provided for the embedded peer for compatibility. The arguments for the remote and embedded cases are equivalent, and are:

       LocalHost   Original local Host specification at peer creation
       PeerHost    Host for the Peer
       TimeOut     Time-out interval for creating new peer queues
For remote peers, LocalHost specifies how the local hostname will be specified when setting up a connection between the peer and ECLiPSe. It is the same as how the hostname was specified initially when the peer was set up: it can be either a variable, the actual hostname, or the special name 'localhost'. The specification may place restrictions on how the peer side client connection is specified. In particular, 'localhost' would restrict the peer to be on the same host as ECLiPSe. PeerHost is either the hostname of the machine the peer is running on, or 'localhost'. TimeOut is the time-out interval (in seconds) for accepting peer queues, or the atom 'block' if there is no time-limit.

The LocalHost and PeerHost are identical for the embedded peer, and is the hostname Host of the machine. There are no time-outs, so TimeOut argument is the the atom 'block'.

Modes and Determinism

Fail Conditions

Peer is not a current peer; Property is not a valid property.


(5) type error
Peer or Property not of the right type.

See Also

peer / 1